Fresno State Bulldogs Couldn’t Buy Bucket Against Florida
Taking 53 shots on the day, the Fresno State Bulldogs only made 16; a horrible performance on the offensive side of the court.
Despite only having four turnovers, Fresno State could not get the ball to go in regardless of where they were shooting it — except at the line where they made 8-of-11 shots.
Cezar Guerrero led the offense — if Fresno State could even call it an offense against the Florida Gators — with 17 points on 5-of-15 shooting. Shooting this low of a percentage on the road against a quality opponent does not scream for an upset.
Fresno State has not been relevant in basketball for quite some time, but having rising NBA star, Paul George, as part of its program has to be giving them better recruits; however, it did not look that way today against Florida.
Only scoring 42 points — 17 of which came from Guerrero — gave the Bulldogs absolutely no chance to upset the Gators in their place. Leading scorer Marvelle Harris gave his Fresno State squad 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting; one of the best performances of the day.
The Mountain West Conference is deep and the Bulldogs need to find an answer for scoring. Not being able to make any shots down the stretch or in crucial elements and times in the game will be the fall of Fresno State’s season.
The Bulldogs only score 76 points per game this season; this game will lower that average. With the Mountain West Conference schedule coming quickly, Fresno State needs to find a go-to scorer that is efficient or they will be in the outside-looking-in when it comes to tournament time.
John Lloyd is PAC-12 Basketball writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JohnHLloydIII.